Kandy joins the project “CAMARA – The Global Telco API


ATLANTA, March 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) announced that its business unit Kandy Communications (Kandy) has joined the new open source project: “CAMARA – The Global API Alliance Phone. The global partnership will address the challenges of porting and replicating API services across heterogeneous carrier and cloud architectures. Kandy provides carrier-grade, carrier-grade white-label global cloud communication services including CPaaS, UCaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, SIP trunking services and a rich portfolio of real-time communication APIs and support functions.

CAMARA is the latest project introduced by the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and the GSMA, a global organization unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver foundational innovations for positive business environments and societal change.

CAMARA will help customer and developer ecosystems by developing open, global and accessible API solutions with broad access to carrier capabilities, allowing applications to work consistently across telecommunications networks in different countries. Additionally, CAMARA provides new opportunities for collaboration between network and cloud players (such as telcos, ISVs, device manufacturers, etc.) to address the challenges of porting and replicating API services. on heterogeneous operator architectures. This prevents telecommunications and cloud developer fragmentation and allows for faster, more versatile evolution of global portability and broad industry adoption of new features and capabilities.

A close collaboration has been established between the CAMARA project and the GSMA’s Operator Platform initiative which defines a federated platform solution to expose operators’ network capabilities to external applications. This collaboration will ensure that developers who rely on the API solution and the abstraction of the CAMARA project will facilitate users on carrier networks.

“The availability of standardized global APIs will be key to enabling innovative services and use cases for multiple carrier networks and service environments,” said Chuck Canton, president of Kandy. “These 5G API and CPaaS-based services will generate new revenue streams and be critical to the future growth and success of this industry. With our white label CPaaS and other cloud communications offerings, Kandy is delighted to support the CAMARA initiative.

“We are excited to enter this new chapter of collaboration with the GSMA and technology partners like Kandy,” said Arpit Joshipura, Managing Director, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “By leveraging existing open source communities within CNCF, LF Networking, LF Edge and aligning with GSMA’s OPG industry requirements, we are ready to meet today’s API accessibility challenges. “

CAMARA is supported by leading industry organizations including: AT&T, Capgemini, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Google Cloud, GSMA, IBM, Intel, Kandy, KDDI, Microsoft, MobiledgeX, Nokia, Orange, NGNM, Scenera, T- Mobile US, TIM, Telefonica, TELUS, The Linux Foundation and Vodafone.

Learn more about CAMARA in a keynote session at MWC Barcelona: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/agenda/session/cloud-edge-a-new-approach-to-innovation

More details on “CAMARA – The Telco Global API Alliance”, are also available via GitHub: https://github.com/camaraproject.

More details on the GSMA’s Operator Platform initiative (and its closely related Telco Edge Cloud business), are also available at https://www.gsma.com/operatorplatform.

About American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.

American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVCT) is a global leader in cloud communications offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS and CCaaS capabilities. Our mission is to provide global technology solutions with a superior customer experience. In 2020, American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc. acquired Kandy Communications. For more information, visit https://www.avctechnologies.com

About Kandy

Kandy, an AVCT company, is a cloud-based real-time communications platform offering proprietary UCaaS, CPaaS, CCaaS, Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service, and SIP Trunking as a Service. Kandy enables service providers, enterprises, software vendors, system integrators, partners and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time, contextual communications, delivering a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, businesses of all sizes and types can quickly integrate real-time communication capabilities into their existing business applications and processes. For more information visit https://www.kandy.io

About the GSMA

The GSMA is a global organization uniting the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver fundamental innovations for positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unleash the full power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organizations in the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers to its members on three main pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This business includes advancing policy, solving today’s greatest societal challenges, supporting the technology and interoperability that powers mobile, and delivering the world’s largest platform. to bring the mobile ecosystem together during the MWC and M360 series of events. We invite you to learn more at https://www.gsma.com.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 2,000 members and is the world’s premier hub for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects are essential to global infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and meeting the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create enduring models of open collaboration. For more information, please visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org

Media Contacts

For AVCT / Kandy:
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For the Linux Foundation:
Jill Lovato
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For the GSMA
Nick Miles
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